First Person

Encountering the Otherworld

 Once upon a time, and not so long ago, there is a dreamer, dreaming. There is a house in the dream: an ordinary old wooden house, rather the worse for wear. In the house, the sound of people; in the foreground, a woman, quietly writing at an old desk. Suddenly, the screen door creaks, and something hurtles into the room where she is sitting. She hardly has time to see what has come in; only catches a glimpse of a tiny, triangular face, vivid in its vicious ferocity, red eyes ablaze; a tiny thing, but implacable, rushing straight for her…

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